One in five college students in the United States parents, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
New Moms, Inc. is making sure young mothers achieve their goals of finishing college.
The Chicago non-profit is partnering with City Colleges of Chicago for a three-year pilot to end the stigma around young motherhood.
Gabrielle Carverl-McNeal, senior director of Employment and Academic Coaching at New Moms, said “we believe this intentional investment will lead to more mothers of color graduating from postsecondary programs and working in family-sustaining, living wage jobs. Finally, we will invite the community to learn more and to support the program.”